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Hannah Montana: The Movie Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    47

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    The best that can be said of it: inoffensive.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    It's hard not to wish the same wholesome message could be conveyed with a bit more finesse and originality.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    There are sufficient pratfalls and Miley/Hannah quick-changes to satisfy the fans, while Cyrus retains that natural, unforced likability that made her a star in the first place.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Cyrus, as always, is a professional charmer (it's hard to resist when she leads a hip-hop hoedown), and the crusty folkiness of Billy Ray Cyrus as her real-life dad is as welcome as ever.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 8+

Hannah's music and Miley's romance are sure to wow tweens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Miley Cyrus' legions of tween fans will be dying to see this big-screen comedy based on Disney's hit TV show. Like the small-screen version, the movie is upbeat and perfectly G rated ... if yet another marketing tool in Hannah's merchandise-rich world. The sexuality is completely innocent -- flirting, slow dancing, conversations about relationships, and three really short kisses -- and there's no language, drinking, or smoking. Expect frequent physical comedy (pratfalls, getting hit with a ball, bitten by an animal, etc.) and one scene in which Hannah and Tyra Banks fight over a pair of shoes.

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages. What does Miley/Hannah learn about family and herself? Do you think she's a good role model? Why or why not? Does your answer change depending on whether she's being Hannah or Miley?
  • Why do you think Hannah is so popular? Do kids reallylove the show for itself, or are they caught up in the Miley/Hannahphenomenon and marketing messages? Do you think Cyrus will be assuccessful once she steps out from under her Hannah wig?

The good stuff
  • educationalvalue true0

    Educational value: The movie is intended to entertain rather than educate.

  • message true3

    Messages: Kids will take away positive messages about being sincere and not taking yourself too seriously, as Miley learns that it doesn't matter whether she's a star or not -- she's not allowed to forget her roots and act like a diva.

  • rolemodels true3

    Role models: Characters have strong family relationships and friendships. Miley doesdisappoint those closest to her as she struggles to balance her doublelife, but it all works out in the end.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence and scariness: Hannah and Tyra Banks get into a cat fight (lots of jumping, pushing, and grabbing) over a pair of designer shoes. Other physical comedy includes several pratfalls, Miley getting hit in the face by a ball, a pesky ferret crawling all over a couple of characters, and a bit with a biting alligator and snappy ostrich.

  • sex false2

    Sexy stuff: Mild flirting as two sets of couples get to know each other. Other than three very quick kisses and some slow dancing, there's just a short glimpse of Miley's love interest with his shirt off after a swim.

  • language false1

    Language: A couple of "oh my God"s; one adult uses an insult to another (he calls a woman a "succubus"), but it will go over kids' head.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: The entire film is a Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana vehicle that will help promote the TV show, the movie soundtrack, and the piles of Hannah merchandise out there.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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